Must-See Tips on Choosing Outdoor Rattan Furniture

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Before you buy, read our Outdoor Rattan Set guide to learn more about the best materials and placement ideas.

Give your patio a whole new look. Available in every style under the sun, outdoor patio rugs offer color, protection, and personalization to your outdoor space. Before you buy, read our Outdoor Rattan Set guide to learn more about the best materials and placement ideas.

Design

The design of your soon-to-be outdoor furniture will affect the entire look of your house. We have a wide array of outdoor rattan and wicker furniture which usually brings a relaxed aura to your home, especially if you place it next to your garden or pool. A grey wicker outdoor sofa set evokes a luxurious yet laidback lifestyle, best suited for homes with neutral colours like grey, cream and beige.

If you’re looking for something more ultra-modern yet not too bold, the TR14001 Contura Daybed would be ideal. Homes with a futuristic design are more likely to be able to accommodate this piece of furniture. Although it’s made out of rattan weaves, this daybed looks like it belongs to outer space. A unique design of its own that’s made from traditional materials, the TR14001 Contura Daybed is definitely one of a kind. It comes in white and dark brown, both offering a different character to your home, but beautiful nevertheless.

For something smaller due to limited space, the TR10009 Contura Patio Mini Stackable Set is a cute outdoor furniture set meant for having drinks or light snacks. Its pattern is somewhat similar to the TR14001 Contura Daybed but comes with a totally different function. If you require only a small and comfortable chair to sit on, you can opt for this weaved rattan furniture set. It also comes in a space-saving design – you can stack these 3 pieces together and insert a plant at the top, instantly transforming it into a outdoor planter.

Comfort

Everyone defines comfort differently. If you are a person who likes to laze on the sofa, you have to find out which one is the most comfortable for you. Outdoor lounge furniture sets are your best friends if you decide to sleep on them on lazy Sunday afternoons. Therefore, you’ll need to choose them wisely. Every outdoor furniture sofa set has a different depth and length. To accommodate your height, choose an outdoor sofa that still offers extra space even after your body is entirely stretched out on the cushion. Do the same for a daybed, and make sure you have a space that’s wide enough for you to stretch your arms out. Besides, when you’re trying out the sofa, make sure you sit in the deepest part, and check to see if your legs are feeling comfortable in those positions.

A half-moon outdoor swing allows you to curl up snugly while reading a book. However, the type of cushion plays an important role in providing maximum comfort. Do you prefer a harder cushion or a softer one? You can snuggle better with soft cushions, but you’ll be able to get up easier with a hard cushion. In the end, the decision is all up to you because your comfort is the most important thing.

Fabric

Outdoor fabrics are very different from indoor fabrics. Outdoor fabrics have to withstand heat, rain, wind and other harsh weathers. Sunbrella fabric is one of the highly-regarded fabrics un the market. Instead of traditional cotton, Sunbrella uses acrylic fibres that are UV, water, and fade-resistant. Long hours under the sun and rain will not cause it to fade or grow mouldy.

Some of our furniture sets come with Sunbrella as well, hence everything is covered when you purchase from Tabula Rasa Furniture.

Placement

Just like indoor area rugs, outdoor rugs are both functional and stylish. Ideally, you’ll want your outdoor patio rug in a space where it can provide both. Place your rug beneath a dining table or seating area to highlight the space. It will also catch any crumbs! Another home for your outdoor patio rug is under a grouping of furniture – it will protect the surface of your deck from being scratched and will define the grouping as one uniform space. Or try a high-traffic area of your patio to make sure shoes don't carry dirt into the house.

Outdoor Rug Sizing and Shape

Consider the space of your outdoor area when choosing the shape of your rug. If you choose a large outdoor rug, it should cover the majority of your deck or patio. If it will be sitting under a grouping of furniture, it should be big enough so the front legs of all major pieces of furniture are placed on the rug.

If it's placed under an outdoor dining table, you should be able to pull out all the chairs and have the legs remain on the rug. Generally, the rug should be at least 2' wider than the table on all sides. Round patio tables look nice over round rugs, while outdoor seating groupings can be nicely defined by a square or rectangular rug.

Outdoor Rug Care and Maintenance

A good rule of thumb is to clean your rug as needed, monthly, and at the start and end of the season. While cleaning recommendations vary by manufacturer, you can usually clean your outdoor rug with a hose, scrub brush, and diluted dish soap. Remove moss and algae with diluted bleach or vinegar. Be sure to clean both sides, and let your rug dry in the sun. If you’re in a cold climate, it's important to store your rug during snowy or icy months. When storing your rug, roll it up – never fold. If you don't have space to store your rug in a dry, indoor space, roll it up and cover in plastic under your deck or in the garage.

Rattan products are the most environmentally friendly products and are not subject to local and seasonal restrictions. With high toughness, moth-proof and moisture-proof, it is durable. The more you use, the more beautiful it is. Insharefurniture Rattan Lounge Set Is an ideal choice for your garden, you can click Outdoor Rattan Set Manufacturer or https://www.insharefurniture.com/ to learn more